Ok cool thanks Craig. Seems like the best bet to do it this way round. I'll let you know tomorrow how I get on.
aargh - this is moving too fast for me again Just a quick skim over the past couple of pages. Missed HeOw's brilliant brilliant half at the weekend . Huge well done. You deffo smash 3:45. I reckon low 3:40s for sure. I ran 3:38 off a 1:38 half. As I said, if I can do it anyone can. You are younger and keener than me Sorry to hear Pottermiss and 15w are unwell . Get well soon, guys.3 mile recovery last night, 9 miles with strides this morning. Cold, wet, sleet, snow, I'm really getting sick of this.
Quick skim over the last page and thanks guys for the Garmin info, I haven't used it for intervals before, well not to alert me, so will set mine up for tomorrow morning's first VO2 max run of the schedule.
With regards to inputting the times on Garmin - I have the 405 and I've put them in both ways round at various times and it only bleeps at me when I'm too fast or too slow regardless.
I have the 310XT, it must a certain model then as I have to put it in slow then fast, otherwise its a nightmare.
IMHO today's session was one of the most intimidating in the program . This final LT session was 11m with 7m at threshold pace. I really didn't know if I could do it because I missed the previous LT session, so the most I had done was 5m at LT pace. I couldn't blame the weather if anything went wrong today, so it was best to just go for it.
It must have been the nerves, because I needed a loo break in the second mile – hence the slower time – before I started the threshold running. During the run I debated whether to include the hill at 4.5 miles, which I could avoid – but I didn't want HeOw shouting at me again to man-up , so I took the harder route. It was my slowest LT mile, but not by too much, and I'm pleased with how it went overall. A tough, yet enjoyable session.
Detail for the stats whores (that's me and Night Nurse ).....
My HMP is 8:46 and 15K pace is 8:16 – I aim for the latter, since I'm at the slower end of the running field. LT Heart Rate range 158-174bpm. Mile splits were:
9:57/11:05/8:18/8:22/8:27/8:11/8:14/8:13/8:24/9:59/9:13 [avg. 8:57]
Average Heart Rate readings:
???/144/152/153/158/158/159/157/160/151/150bpm (first mile reading was nonsense max 206bpm – ) True max 168bpm.
Average pace for the LT miles was 8:19. I'll take that, thank you very much! The heart rate readings suggest I could go faster, but it ceratinly didn't feel like I could.
I'm still debating whether to extend the forthcoming 20m run to 21 or 22 miles. I'd like to give it a go, but am conscious that I will be racing the Silverstone Half-Marathon the following week. Do you guys think it would be too much, or is a week plenty of time to recover from the LSR?
AMAZING run, Tenjiso! Can't believe you called NN a whore, though.
I don't think 21 miles is VERY different from 20 miles... might be a nice compromise?
Man, I have had a rough afternoon. All feverish etc...and all on my ownsome so no one to feel sorry for me except myself. Feeling a bit more human this evening.
Actually, Ten, come to think of it:
a) I did an unscheduled 21-miler on Sunday and have a HM this Sunday, so we're all at it. Though I am taking it easy this week after today. SR, did you just do the whole schedule as normal the week before your pb?
b) P&D say to leave 4 days between a long run and a tune-up race, so a week should be fine.
15West, but we've all been feeling sorry for you virtually...
We've all been there 15w, one too many over a weekend etc. mind you probably not when we've been marathon training
Skim read for me - Nice tempo Ten.
Binned run today as am on sick bench with a ulcerated throat - hope it just sods off quick. Will do 10 in morning if feeling more like it
Get well soon 15w and pottermiss
Thanks all...yes, maybe one too many - but to be honest feels like some sort've virus. I expect the beer didn't help though.
Ulcerated throat?! That doesn't sound very nice....
15West, my offer of virtual sympathy was based on the assumption that it was a virus rather than just being self-inflicted.
Hope you feel better soon, Mennania.
I love stats too Ten! Well done great run - I think you will do far faster marathon than you think.
15W - you feeling any better this evening? I do find if I burn candle both ends in training (i.e get pissed and then do heavy training) it wastes me. **sips wine carefree** - hopefully you are just a bit worn out and feel better after a decent sleep tonight.
Chick - thank you! Still buzzing from it! I know the pace isn't what some dudes do on here but to me, it was a turning point, I actually had a good confident strong race. So heres to the rest of training and hopefully will see the benefits of the work I am putting it.
Mennania - oh no - have you been swallowing razor blades again...? You bloody Welsh.
7 miles recovery at 9:35m/m for me tonight. Felt good. So, probably could have gone faster on Sunday...
Going to enter Liverpool Half I think.
Still at work, 0-1 down, can see a few that could do with reading P&D!
Sick bench hopefully only temporary but between us I guess a few injuries/illnesses are bound to happen.
Will be running my first VO2 of the programme tomorrow, freezing fog out there at the moment so hope that clears and the roads are in good nick. Whatever the conditions I don't think they will be at NP pace
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